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Amreli Steel discloses losses of Rs 81 million

October 30, 2019 (MLN): Amreli Steels Limited (ASTL) has unveiled its financial performance for the quarter ended September 30th 2019 wherein the company reported a loss worth Rs 81 million against the profits of Rs 408 million reaped in the same quarter previous year.

 Consequently, the loss per share for the period reported at Rs 0.27 per share against the earning per share of  Rs 1.38.

The losses during the quarter were mainly attributable to162% increase in finance cost due to higher working capital requirement and higher interest rates.

The top-line of the company increased slightly by around 3% mainly due to higher retention prices. However, cost of sales also increased 8%YoY during the quarter, thereby resulting in a 26%YoY decline in gross profits.

As a result, gross level margins dropped by 4 ppts from 15% to 11%  owing to higher input cost.

Financial Results for the Quarter ended September  30, 2019 ('000 Rupees)

 

Sep-19

Sep-18

% Change

Sales

 6,086,981,687

 5,922,361,265

2.78%

Cost of sales

 (5,417,747,684)

 (5,014,188,143)

8.05%

Gross Profit

 669,234,003

 908,173,122

-26.31%

Distribution cost

 (170,911,673)

 (155,967,131)

9.58%

Administrative expenses

 (131,066,930)

 (109,208,870)

20.01%

Other expenses

 (3,681,289)

 (36,287,106)

-89.86%

Other income

 7,174,586

 22,527,897

-68.15%

Operating profit

 370,748,697

 629,237,912

-41.08%

Finance costs

 (546,698,409)

 (208,610,567)

162.07%

Profit before taxation

 (175,949,712)

 420,627,345

-141.83%

Taxation

 94,891,801

 (12,039,277)

-888.19%

Net profit for the year

 (81,057,911)

 408,588,068

-119.84%

Basic and diluted earnings per share

 (0.27)

 1.38

-119.57%

 

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Posted on: 2019-10-30T14:30:00+05:00

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